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Appalachian Soul Revival: Swimming Hole Hydrotherapy

Will Franchot - Hydrotherapy

We all love creeks and rivers.  Their clear, cool and cascading nature mesmerize us and create beautiful settings to commune and cleanse in. The fresh, flowing energies bring us alive, and combined with the warmth of spring, would encourage us to hold nothing back, and take a plunge into the ... Read More »

Decomposing The Shadow: James Jesso on Psilocybin Psychotherapy

Book Cover: "Decomposing The Shadow" by James Jesso

James Jesso is the author of Decomposing the Shadow: Lessons From The Psilocybin Mushroom – both a sweeping overview and a profound personal journey.  We sat down together for an online conversation about the “dirt work” of psychedelic psychotherapy and how his own experience of transformation has informed his mission to help others ... Read More »

SolPurpose Conversations, Episode 2: Richard Doyle on Approaching “The Cloud of Unknowing”

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“The zen tradition has this great saying, ‘Here comes the hearth god, looking for the fire.’ You’re looking everywhere for the fire, and it’s IN you. and when you start to find it in yourself, others find you.” – Richard “Mobius” Doyle Stream or Download the Entire Dialogue for Free ... Read More »

Why I’ve Given Up the Snark

Illustration by Henry Holiday from 'The Hunting of the Snark' by Lewis Carroll

Anyone who knows me knows that I can be an incredibly irreverent and snarky person. At times it can quite humorous and, at other times, it can be…less so, so I’ve come to found. I’ve thought about this – about what I say, how I act, what I do – about ... Read More »

Introducing bassAware: A Revolution in Wearable Audio

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I have been tracking audio technology developments since 2007, excited to imagine how our accelerating world might change the way we relate to our senses.  But years of speculation takes its toll, resulting in a kind of “future fatigue” (“Where is my hoverboard?”) – and so it was with immense delight that, ... Read More »

Breaking Ironic News: Grocery Store Paves Farmland

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istoric San Francisco Bay Area farmland in danger of becoming a parking lot for a corporate grocery store chain calling itself “Sprouts Farmers Market” on December 12th. The community who loves the farm is asking you to get informed. Please watch and share their comedic guerilla theatre styled action “The ... Read More »

Approaching Infinity: Crystal & Spore Education Systems

Crystal & Spore

In the Spirit of Solpurpose comes a shimmering reflection from the annals of Visionary Culture. Borne beyond the brink, this ancient-future metamedia collective has delivered a metaprogram, part dj’ed and vj’ed media environment, part presentation, part prayerformance, part education, part entertainment, a post-paradigm pastiche of thoughts, visions, sounds and sights. ... Read More »

Why Should You Support Your Favorite Artists?

Jake Kobrin - Chaos & Composure

When one embarks upon the path of becoming an artist, they know that they weigh the difficulties of supporting themselves against the passion for making art. To artists this isn’t a question even worth indulging. To give up making art would be for many the near equivalent of ceasing to ... Read More »

Review: Rootwire 2013′s Art Explosion!

Rootwire Live Painting - by MichaelGarfield.net

“Our original plan with this whole thing was that we would just throw a party where we would play on stage and there would be people out in the field painting, so we could all create together,” Anthony Thogmartin said during one of Papadosio’s sets this year at Rootwire Festival.  ... Read More »

Project Nuevo Mundo: Earth Odyssey Project

Earth Odyssey

Click here to explore Project Nuevo Mundo’s Earth Odyssey Campaign. roject Nuevo Mundo (PNM) is an emergent organization with the mission to build an on-the-ground permaculture network through providing regenerative technology, skills, labor and professional media to festivals, impact centers and communities within the United States, Mexico and Central America. ... Read More »